Blocks are an amazing creative, open ended play sorce. RAW tree blocks can be made easily from an old dried out tree branch. Perfect for creating natural play settings, houses, towers and also as a baby's first toy!
Loose Parts play: Did you know that studies indicate that children actually prefer to play with stones, bricks, stumps, sand and other natural materials, rather than with carefully designed (by adults) playground equipment?
Easy ideas that don& cost a bomb! Look at all the fun integrations, of course they& like to use these things. Also on her page is a pic of stumps for camping theme and a list of things to collect for block center.